Today I am sharing a wonderful recipe from the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh .Himachal Pradesh apart from being blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, is also a wonderful blend of exquisite pahari cuisine that gives any one a perfect reason to fall in love with this beautiful mountains dotted state. Himachali or pahari cuisine has a unique aroma and flavour to it due to the use yoghurt and cardamom and cooking on slow flame. Himachali dishes have a lot of influence of Punjabi and Tibetan style of food.I love recipes using humble potatoes.
Pahari Aloo Paldah is a flavorful yogurt based gravy made with basic spices. Goes with piping hot rice or rotis. One of the best Pahari dish I have had till date.This is my contribution for 129th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #HimachalRecipes.
Recipe for Pahari Aloo P alda:
2 Medium size Potatoes
1 Small Onion finely chopped
200 Gms thick Yogurt
1/4 Tsp Chilli Powder
1/4 Tsp Turmeric / Haldi
1 Tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 Tsp Garam Masala
1 Tbsp Raw Rice
1Tbsp Mustard Oil
Salt to taste
1/2 Inch Cinnamon Stick
1 Green Cardamom
1 Black Cardamom
Pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
Coriander Finely Chopped (I did not have stock so have not used)
Mix yogurt and turmeric in a bowl and keep it aside.
Peel the potatoes and slice them into thick pieces and boil them and keep it aside. Make a fine paste of raw rice and green cardamom. Add this paste to the yogurt mixture and mix well.
Take a heavy bottom pan. Add mustard oil. As it reaches nearly smoking point add black cardamom , Cinnamon stick , cumin seeds ,cloves and asafoetida. Once you get the aroma add the finely chopped onions and saute on medium flame untill translucent. Now add the boiled potato pieces, coriander powder,salt, chilli powder and garam masala. Toss the mixture untill all the potato slices are nicely coated with the masala for about 3-4 mins. Reduce the flame and add the yogurt mixture. Let it simmer for about 2-3 mins. Once done switch off the flame .
Serve hot with Rice or Rotis.
31 thoughts on “PAHARI ALOO PALDA”
Same pinch Preethi Prasad.. …I also made this today!Yours looks ethereal..
Dishes like this add variety to our every day cooking. I love the look of this dish and I am sure it is flavourful.
This looks beautiful! 🙂
Pahari Aloo Palda looks so inviting di !
delicious looking sabji Preethi with all the flavorful spices. I love aloo in yogurt gravy.
It was yumm
Easy peasy receipe
My hubby n kiddo loved it
Thnx a ton preethi
Lots of love
It was yum. Easy peasy receipe. My kiddo and hubby loved it. Lots of love preethi
I had seen this recipe in Chef Ajay Chopras show also.. looks so delicious.
Fingerlicking goodness, this Pahari aloo palda makes me hungry, just need some rice or rotis to finish those fabulous potato dish.
The simple humble potato curry looks so inviting loved the simplicity of the recipe.
This is such a delicious potato curry… potatoes are always welcome to have and the curry sounds delicious…
Simple potato yogurt curry flavoured with all these aromatic spices sounds so exotic and flavoursome. I would pair this with hot paratha 🙂
Sabzi looks delicious. Really like the combination of flavours an different spices used
I am hearing about this curry for the first time and whenever I come across such unique recipes, I bookmark them to try. Saving yours too! Thanks for the share.
The close up pic of the silky aloos completely captured my attention. Who doesnt love aloo? Loved the recipe and even though the region is different, the recipe is just transformed with basic masalas and spices available easily at home.
With such aromatic and flavourful spices, I am sure this curry must taste great. I am bookmarking it
I am a big potato lover, whenever I see any simple & delicious recipe of potato’s, fastly bookmarking it to try..this looks divine
Can feel the taste of it by seeing your amazing clicks.. What a tempting curry !
This looks seriously delicious! Mustard oil must give it a very distinct flavour. I’m always looking for new potato recipes for my kids. Will definitely try this one very soon!
Potato in Curd gravy so tempting and delicious..
I am literally drooling over this pahadi aloo. Just need few poori or roti to finish it off. Potatoes are my favorite in any form.
The simple humble potato curry looks so inviting loved the simple recipe
Aloo with curd is seriously mast.. Perfect with some hot roti.. Yumm..
Never had Himachal Pradesh food. Looks like this will be very flavorful with spices. I will save this for later.
Lucious gravy, oh yummmmmmm. this for sure will be fingerlicking good
Just wow dear…this is one more addition to my potato recipe list… looks fabulous
This looks so full of flavours Preeti, it must be tasty. Do need to give a try.
Looks so easy to make but tempting as well. Superb !!
Looks so delicious and yes I am bookmarking it.
Love the use of curd in the dish. Very flavorful.